We tend to get too busy for our own good. One thing after another is constantly pulling at us. Trying just to catch our breath because there is so much we “need” to do. What we need is to Be Still. To remove, shut down, turn off any other form of distraction. To sit and worship. To sit and pray. To sit and spend time allowing Him to mold and shape us into His likeness. Becoming who He calls us to be. Let Him fill us up with peace, clarity and love. He always takes care of the tasks.
He is longing for us to choose Him first.
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. – Psalm 131:2
Take it from someone that has trouble focusing. My entire life, I have dealt with distractions. In fact, in my twenties, God told me, “Get rid of your tv, it’s ruining your relationship with me.” I remember thinking, I barely watch tv. That day I did out of obedience and didn’t get another one until recently. I’m not saying you need to get rid of yours, but maybe, if it is the distraction keeping you from intimacy. It could be social media, it could be relationships. Whatever is pulling at you. His pull needs to be greater.
The enemy will do what he can to distract us and keep us mediocre. To keep us idle. It won’t always be easy to cultivate that intimacy but it’s what we need for our spiritual health. Don’t look as time spent with Him as a task. Start out just by thanking Him, worshipping Him and let him draw you in close with His sweet love.
Let’s Pray: “Lord, help me to remove distractions. Tug on my heart. Create in me a hunger that can only be quenched by you. Amen.”